FIFTY corgis decorated by artists, schools and others are set to adorn the streets of Altrincham in celebration of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Trooping the Corgis launched at Inch Arts last week and all sculptures unveiled at the event are set to be installed at businesses across the town.

Until the end of the month, residents are able to go in search of the corgis – the pet of preference for The Queen – with the help of a guide from one of several pick-up points.

These include Inch Arts, as well as Altrincham Interchange, Everyman Cinema and The Unicorn.

Messenger Newspapers: The launch of Trooping the Corgis last week.The launch of Trooping the Corgis last week.

Jo Cushing, chief executive of Inch Arts said: "It was great to welcome so many people to the gallery and to give them the chance to view the corgis before they're deployed around the town ready for public inspection."

The sculptures include contributions from artists Russ Meehan, or Qubek, who is best known for his Mancunian Bees murals, and Alice Kettle.

Then there is popular poet John Cooper Clarke, plus schools and other community groups.

Mandy White, manager of Altrincham's Business Improvement District, added: "We'd encourage everyone to come and see the corgis, enjoy all the town has to offer and discover some businesses you’ve never visited before. 

"There's so much going on, not just over the Jubilee Weekend but throughout the month."

Messenger Newspapers: A row of some of the 50 sculptures.A row of some of the 50 sculptures.

On June 30, when the corgis are removed from businesses across the town, there will be a chance to bid for them at an auction an Altrincham Town Hall hosted by Happy Radio's DJ Darren Proctor.

This event is free to attend and all tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Trooping the Corgis runs between June 1 and the auction on June 30.

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